Found February 14, 2013 on Juiced Sports Blog:
Trevor Bauer is one of the most highly touted pitching prospects in baseball. He is also a terrible, terrible rapper and possibly kind of a dick. When he was traded from the Arizona Diamondbacks to the Cleveland Indians in the offseason, his former teammate and catcher Miguel Montero made some pointed comments about Bauer's headstrong and stubborn nature before wishing Indians catcher Carlos Santana good luck in dealing with Bauer. More »

Trevor Bauer releases a diss track in response to Miguel Montero

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer has fired back at Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero through what may be the most intriguing manner in recent Cleveland sports history — a diss track titled “You Don’t Know Me” wherein the chorus includes a line about “hiding behind a mask.” Bauer was the recent target of criticism from former teammate and catcher...

Indians rumors: Drew Stubbs ‘eminently available’

Following the Cleveland Indians signing of free agent Michael Bourn, Drew Stubbs is likely the odd man out, according to Jon Heyman, who says the outfielder is “eminently available.” With the signing of Bourn, the Indians are left with four candidates for the outfield, also considering Stubbs, Nick Swisher and Michael Brantley. There are several options for Cleveland...

2013 Indians Top 60 Prospects: #30 RHP Kieran Lovegrove

The IBI's 2013 Indians Top 60 Prospect countdown continues on with right-handed pitcher Kieran Lovegrove. Lovegrove is a young high upside arm the Indians picked up early in last year's draft, and he has the projection with his stuff, delivery and frame to be a durable starting pitcher for a long time. He is one of the more intriguing young players to watch this year, and...

The Diff: Debunking myths about Michael Bourn

Last week’s edition of The Diff was a fun little side project on young NBA guards and high usage rates. It wasn’t exactly the biggest conversation-starter, however. So let’s change that with the hot topic du jour: Michael Bourn. It’s an exciting time to be an Indians fan. And we should cherish that. Not often in the last 10 years has there been so much fever about the Cleveland...

Dice-K Lands in Cleveland

It's official...Daisuke Matsuzaka and Terry Francona are back together.The Japanese right-hander has arrived in Goodyear, Arizona and is in camp for with the Cleveland Indians, ready to compete for a role in the starting rotation.  "Dice-K" is expected to compete for one of two open spots in the Tribe's rotation behind Justin Masterson, Ubaldo Jimenez and Brett...

Diamondbacks knew about Didi Gregorius' elbow

There comes a point in our time as fans or our time as baseball writers where we forget an important part of team management.  Part of what we do as fans and writers is analyze, dig deeper, and second guess.  This often leads to us simply forgetting that the men and women in Major League front offices are smart.  Smarter than us in some cases.  They may not always do what we...

Forecast of the Foes: Cleveland Indians 2013 Preview

Last season, the Cleveland Indians were a bit of a surprise just like our beloved White Sox.  Unlike the Sox, their run didn’t last all throughout the season, as the young squad hit a wall and essentially lost hope around mid-July. On the positive end, a lot of the team’s players that are in or near the prime of their career had nice campaigns. So there is reason...

Tribe step back in time to gain foothold

The Cleveland Indians are going back to the future.   The Tribe announced the acquisition of three free agents earlier this week: outfielder Michael Bourn, first baseman Jason Giambi, and pitcher Daiseke Matsuzaka.   We’ll deal with Bourn in a moment.  Remember the other two?   Giambi is best remembered as the Oakland A’s  slugger [...]

All-Time Indians: Robbie Alomar

  Name: Roberto Velazquez Alomar   Position: Second Base                         Number...

Spring Training Notebook: Gauging the minor league signings

While the weather may still be chilly in Northeast Ohio, there's a much different climate in Goodyear, Arizona, where all Indians players have now arrived for spring training. While there are some familiar faces and some new ones, the IBI's Steve Orbanek touches this week on some of the new names that aren't getting all the publicity: the minor league signings. How do...

D-backs become first MLB team to do the Harlem Shake

A couple of days ago the Saint Leo University baseball team's video of themselves doing the Harlem Shake was a video sensation and became a viral phenomenon. Now the Arizona Diamondbacks have brought their own video meme to the major leagues for the first time. If you look closely at the D-Backs' Harlem Shake, you'll see someone in Lucha Libre mask kicking off the video...

Alderson Says 5th Year Was Big Issue With Signing Bourn

Sandy Alderson told reporters that the 5th year option was the big issue with signing Michael Bourn, and also that indications changed whether or not they would keep the 11th pick after an arbitrator ruling. This according to Kevin Burkhardt. Original Post 2/12/2013 The long and dragged out pursuit is over, and the Mets came up empty. The Cleveland Indians have signed Michael Bourn...
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